What is Learning?

Learning is a change in behavior due to practice and/or experience.

 

Learning is a change in behavior due to practice and/or experience. In order for learning to occur, the encounter may require practice which is sometimes called rote learning. Rote learning means the individual needed to repeat the experience in order for the behavior to change. Sometimes, the encounter may be so powerful that one experience may result in the change in behavior.

Therefore, learning is an adaptive process in which the tendency to perform a particular behavior is changed by experience. As conditions or situations change, people learn new behaviors and eliminate old ones (Carlson, 1997).